Unloading and Moving - Fire Deck & Designer Series
1. Lifting Oven with a Forklift
Please see the chart below to be sure that you are using a forklift rated for your oven size.
The oven stand is equipped with fork pockets near the bottom of the base of the stand. Use extreme caution and make sure that the forks extend all the way through the pockets provided when lifting from the front side of the oven. (see Figure 1 below). With a forklift only, the FD-6045, FD-8645, and FD-9660 can also be lifted from either side (see Figure 2-3 below). Only the FD-6045, FD-8645, and FD-9660 ovens have forklift pockets on all 4 sides. Be sure the weight capacity of the forklift meets or exceeds the "required forklift" in the table below for your oven size.
2. Using a Pallet Jack to Move a Fire Deck OvenSome models of Fire Deck ovens can be easily moved on flat surfaces using a pallet jack. Once the oven has been removed from the delivery vehicle and is inside the doorway, a pallet jack can be used from the front or rear of the Fire Deck 6045, Fire Deck 8645, and Fire Deck 9660. All Fire Deck ovens can accommodate casters for ease of mobility. The Fire Deck 9690 and the Fire Deck 11290 cannot be moved with a pallet jack, and instead ship on heavy-duty casters (standard), making it easy to move the oven into place.
3. Using Optional Temporary Casters (Fire Deck Ovens Only)
Remove the shipping steel before installing temporary casters.
With the Fire Deck oven supported by a forklift or pallet jack, slide and secure the caster assemblies into the end forklift pockets.
Once the oven is in place, support the unit using a pallet jack and remove the caster and its support. Be sure to seal the side and front forklift pockets using the covers provided.
Please note: Optional Temporary Casters add 3 inches to the total height of the oven. If necessary, the 3" protective sheild on top of the oven can be temporarily removed to account for this difference, then reinstalled once the casters are removed and the oven is in place.
4. Optional: Lifting Oven with a Crane (6045, 8645, 9660 & 12260)
The oven arrives with lifting eyes attached. When craning a Fire Deck oven, use a spreader bar with a two-legged sling rigged on each end.
The spreader bar should be of a sufficient length to keep the sling from contacting the oven.
Shown here with Fire Deck 8645
5. Optional: Lifting Oven with a Crane (9690, 11275, 11290)
The Fire deck 9690, 11275 & 11290 ovens should be craned with straps through the forklift pockets. See photos (right)
Note: A crane can be used only with flat-bed truck deliveries
Moving a Wood Stone oven can present interesting challenges to even the most experienced riggers. Take your time, use your head, secure the proper equipment and make safety your first priority. Please don’t hesitate to call the factory for technical support (1-800-988-8103).
DO NOT TURN THE OVEN ON ITS SIDE!
Please visit our Installation Solutions Page for more information or contact our factory directly.
DELIVERY NOTE: The customer will receive an Oven Shipping Notification when the oven leaves the Wood Stone factory. This will include a PRO# and a trucking company contact number. Wood Stone recommends that you confirm the delivery date/time with the trucking company before committing to heavy equipment and/or labor. Our goal is a smooth and safe delivery. Thank you.
THE OVEN IS VERY TOP-HEAVY. MOVING THE OVEN UP OR DOWN A RAMP ON A PALLET JACK IS NOT SAFE!